Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Troy Andersen ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, the Vandals missed an extra point with 3:07 to play and Montana State beat Idaho 24-23 on Saturday.

The MSU offense was stagnant for most of the first half, going three-and-out on three of its six possessions, but the Bobcats (4-2, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) came to life in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in a three-minute span to take a 21-17 lead.

Idaho opened with a strong drive for a touchdown and went up 17-7 early in the second half before MSU got on track.

The Vandals (2-4, 1-3) drove for what appeared to be the tying points when David Ungerer scampered in on a broken reverse-pass play from 9 yards. Cade Coffey was wide on the extra point, however, and MSU recovered the ensuing on-side kick.

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Idaho’s Isaiah Saunders ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

Idaho head coach Paul Petrino, a former star quarterback at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, was coaching in a game in Montana for the first time in 25 years. He last coached in Montana at Carroll with his father, Bob, who died shortly before the season.

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